Lucknow, 16 Dec: Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, blasted the previous state governments on Friday, stating that owing to rampant corruption and prejudice in recruiting, youths were disillusioned with government jobs. “The young stopped believing in the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)… they were hesitant to apply for government employment,” he remarked.

Adityanath made the comment at a function at Lok Bhavan when he delivered employment letters to around 431 individuals recruited by the UPPSC for the state’s agricultural department, according to a statement provided by the UP government.

Adityanath declared that UP has enough potential to feed not only the entire country, but also the world, and that if the state’s agricultural capacity is improved through collaborative efforts, it will soon become the “growth engine” driving the country’s economy and will lead food grain production globally.

“The use of technology, the availability of quality and certified seeds, innovation, and progressive farming will more than triple the state’s agricultural potential, and Uttar Pradesh will be able to feed not just the entire country, but even the entire globe,” he stated.

He claimed that in order to ensure that the state becomes a $1 trillion economy, the government has picked a few industries with the strongest development prospects, with agriculture maintaining a priority.

“With fertile terrain, vast natural resources, and agriculture being the primary source of income for a big population in the state, it is critical for UP to prosper,” he added. “UP has worked with the centre to help agricultural growers. Following 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi guaranteed that farmers were included among the government’s objectives. About 2.54 crore farmers in UP are benefiting from Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi and numerous other initiatives. Through the PM Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, an extra irrigation facility was supplied to 22 lakh hectares of land in UP,” Adityanath added.

According to the statement, many outstanding irrigation projects, including the Saryu Canal Project and the Arjun Sahayak, have been finished and operationalized in a timely way to help farmers. He also mentioned that numerous farmers from UP’s Barabanki, Varanasi, Saharanpur, and Bulandshahr had received Padma awards.

Congratulating the newly selected individuals, Adityanath stated, “Good experience and expertise of the applicants would assist the farmers of the state. As part of the Centre’s initiatives, around 27 districts on the Ganga’s banks and all seven districts in Bundelkhand have been designated for natural farming, and testing labs are being established.?

Adityanath also asked the newly-recruited candidates to engage with the farmers and ensure that they are benefiting in every conceivable manner, whether it adoption of new technology, or making excellent seeds available to them.

The statement quotes group topper Kusumlata as saying that the recruiting procedure was completely transparent. “Will publicise and provide agricultural programs to crop farmers in order to boost their revenue and productivity,” she stated.